Mu -bases and their applications in geometric modeling
Doctor of Philosophy
This thesis defines the notion of a μ-basis for an arbitrary number of polynomials in one variable. The properties of these μ-bases are derived, and a straightforward algorithm is provided to calculate a μ-basis for any collection of univariate polynomials. Systems where base points are present are also discussed. μ-bases are then applied to solve implicitization, inversion and intersection problems for rational space curves. Next, a natural one to one correspondence is derived between the singular points of rational planar curves and the axial moving lines that follow these curves. This correspondence is applied together with μ-bases to compute and to analyze all the singular points of low degree rational planar curves.
Computer science; Applied sciences; Mu-bases Planar curves; Univariate polynomials